Palestinians finally have vaccines. But will people take them?

Since the coronavirus first emerged in the occupied West Bank, Suha Gadeon has worn her mask assiduously, avoided mingling with friends and declined to host family members or attend public gatherings. But Gadeon, 41, the membership director at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, has refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, worrying about side effects like … Read more

Hundreds of Gazans protest blockade along Israeli frontier

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the separation fence with Israel, setting tires on fire and throwing explosives as Gaza’s Hamas rulers pressed ahead with a campaign aimed at pressuring Israel to ease a stifling blockade of the territory. One protester was moderately wounded by Israeli gunfire. It was the second consecutive nighttime border protest and … Read more

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after border protests

Israeli planes struck Hamas militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and troops along the border. The Israeli military said in a statement that planes bombed a Hamas militant facility in the Gaza Strip in response to the launching of incendiary balloons into southern Israel and violent … Read more

Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza in response to fire balloons: Military

Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, Israel’s military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the strike that targeted what the military said was a rocket launching site and a compound belonging to Hamas, the Islamist … Read more